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The hidden graduate job market and creative job hunting

Grad Boot Camp 27062017
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Transcript of The hidden graduate job market and creative job hunting

The
hidden
graduate job market and
creative
job hunting

David Gilchrist
What makes something '
hidden
'?

"Who has heard of..? "
"Who has used..?"
...and my experience tells me...
Finding SMEs and their grad vacancies
Micro/small/medium sized employers (
SMEs
)
99
Sources
Graduate
internships
Knowledge transfer partnerships (
KTPs
)
The
international
graduate job hunter
Let's start with a
number
5
percent
of all graduate jobs in the UK are with
large employers
on things called
graduate schemes
or
programmes
percent
Recruiting
all year
round
Apply, interview(s) -
that's it
2 to 4
weeks
?
Sector specific job boards and online magazines
"If they're recruiting full stop they might well be open to recruiting you as a graduate"
Recruitment agencies -
sector
specific and
grad
specific
"Some are great, some are awful"
University job boards
"But no one applied!"
Unitemps
SME final word -
speculative
approaches
Cv, cover letter
Informational interviews
"Graduates would want to work for us?"
In a
parallel
universe
18
The
KTP
"
No one
applied"
Graduate Talent Pool
Graduate Step
Inspiring Interns
"
Graduate internship
" - searches
ktp.innovateuk.org/
debut
.careers/
App
"Headstart is a platform that matches students with internships and graduate jobs. It uses a series of innovative algorithms, which take into consideration interest, behaviour, skill suitability and demographic data, as well as traditional recruitment criteria such as qualifications. "
months
An
entrepreneurial
route
Tier 1 (
Graduate Entrepreneur
) visa
Be clear about
your
status
Employers aren't always clear on how the visa system works, what costs are involved and what they have to do.
Inform yourself.
City's International Student Advisor Team -
speak to them
More
fertile ground
Large organisations?
Internationally large organisations in the UK
UK organisations trying to establish themselves outside the EEA
Connected to
your home country
?
Solve a problem, meet a need or lack

Role models
Who has achieved it?
What did they do?
What could you borrow?
Informational interviews
Plan
B
Outside
the UK
GoinGlobal
Prospects.ac.uk country profiles
TARGETjobs country profiles
Brokers, e.g.
GradLink
[China, Gulf, Canada, Africa, India, Bangladesh]
You can apply for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa if you:

are a graduate who has been
officially endorsed
as having a genuine and credible business idea
are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
http://www.city.ac.uk/cityventures/launch/tier-1-visa
Get
found -
do things the majority
aren't doing
Speculative applications
Informational interviews
Career appointments
Business cards
Blogging and commenting
Uni job sites,
etc.
Via our website - www.city.ac.uk/careers
JobOnline - University of London
https://www.unitemps.com/ + based in the Careers Service
The Graduate Recruitment Bureau
Sanctuary Graduates
Freshminds
Aspire
Give-a Grad-a-go
AgencyCentral.co.uk
For instance
IT:

cwjobs.co.uk
Engineering:
www.theengineer.co.uk
HR:
www.personneltoday.com
Law:
www.lawcareers.net, The Lawyer
Public Sector:
www.gov.uk
Science:
The New Scientist
The NHS:
www.jobs.nhs.uk
Higher Education:
www.jobs.ac.uk
Finance:
efinancialcareers.co.uk
Marketing and PR:
www.marketingweek.com
NGO/3rd Sector:
www.bond.org.uk, jobs.thirdsector.co.uk
Cultural Sector:
www.artsjobs.org.uk
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